Amir Arison

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Amir Arison
Born (1978-03-24) March 24, 1978 (age 42)
Years active2003–present

Amir Arison (born March 24, 1978) is an American film, television, and theatre actor, perhaps best known for his role as FBI Special Agent Aram Mojtabai in NBC's The Blacklist.


Arison was born in St. Louis, Missouri.[1] He is of Jewish descent.[1][2][3] He began his acting career in theatre starring in "Omnium Gatherum" [4] and "Modern Orthodox." [5]

He was part of the off-broadway show Aftermath.[6]

In 2009, he was part of the Sunshine Series.[7] He has appeared in many plays over the years.


He began his television career in 2003 as an extra on the soap opera Guiding Light. He appeared in several more soaps over the years, including As the World Turns, where he played an FBI Agent. He had a recurring role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Dr. Manning and made special guest appearances in series like Fringe, NCIS, Medium, and State of Georgia. In 2010, he was cast in TBS' "In-Security."[8]

In October 2011, he made guest appearances on Homeland as Prince Farid Bin Abbud for 2 episodes, including a steamy sex scene with a CIA informant played by Brianna Brown.[9] The following month, he made a guest appearance on an episode of American Horror Story.[10]

After several more guest appearances on Gossip Girl, True Justice, and The Mentalist, he was cast in Bryan Singer's digital series H+ as Dr. Gurveer.[11] In late 2012, he signed on for a recurring role on ABC's Zero Hour.[12]

In October 2013, he began a recurring role in NBC's crime drama The Blacklist.[13] In season 2, he was promoted to a regular role, playing an agent of Middle Eastern background and an expert in technology and hacking.


Arison made his big-screen debut in Day Zero in 2007. He was also cast in the 2007 American immigration film The Visitor.[14] He later appeared in Anamorph, I Hate Valentine's Day, and Today's Special. In 2012, he was cast in the American comedy horror film Vamps. In 2013, he was cast in the comedy A Friggin' Christmas Miracle.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Day Zero Lawyer
2007 The Visitor Mr. Shah
2007 Anamorph Profiler
2009 I Hate Valentine's Day Bob
2009 Today's Special Floor Manager
2012 Vamps Derek
2014 A Friggin' Christmas Miracle Farhad
2015 Jane Wants a Boyfriend Rob
2016 Before the Sun Explodes Chip
2017 20 Weeks Ronan


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Guiding Light Armande Episode: "2 December 2003"
2003 The Jury Tariq Ahmed Episode: "Lamentation on the Reservation"
2004 Law & Order Adil Salim Episode: "Paradigm"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lt. Sanjay Episode: "Collective"
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Ghupta Episode: "Parts"
2006 Hope & Faith Phil Hobart Episode: "The Big Shanowski"
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Tarek 'Rick' Agiza Episode: "Depths"
2008 As the World Turns FBI Agent 4 episodes
2008 Fringe Dr. Bruce Miller Episode: "Safe"
2009 NCIS Prince Sayif Ibn Alwaan Episode: "Flesh and Blood"
2009–2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Manning 8 episodes
2010 Undercovers Israeli Officer Episode: "The Key to It All"
2010 In Security N/A Unsold TV pilot
2011 State of Georgia Trent Pierce 2 episodes
2011 Homeland Prince Farid Bin Abbud Episodes: "Grace", "Clean Skin"
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Joe Escandarian Episode: "Open House"
2012 True Justice Abdul Hassan 2 episodes
2012 The Mentalist Ryan Kasmir Episode: "If It Bleeds, It Leads"
2012–2013 Dallas Varun Rasmussen 2 episodes
2012–2013 H+ Dr. Gurveer 11 episodes
2013 Gossip Girl Officer Weiner Episode: "Father and the Bride"
2013 Zero Hour Theo Riley 6 episodes
2013 Pair of Kings King Kunu Episode: "Long Live the Kings Part II"
2013 See Dad Run Pete Episode: "See Dad Runl Halloween"
2013 Marvin Marvin Mr. Buttsniffer Episode: "Burger on a Bun"
2013 Major Crimes David Ahmed Episode: "Under the Influence"
2013 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland The Sultan Episode: "Bad Blood"
2014 Girls Kevin Mimma 3 episodes
2019 Billions Farhad Episode: "Chucky Rhoades's Greatest Game"
2013–present The Blacklist Aram Mojtabai 64 episodes[citation needed]
2019 Bull Assistant District Attorney Roy Wilson Episode: "Labor Days"


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  3. ^ Noor Salahuddin (November 1, 2012). "Fear and loathing in Homeland". Chicago Monitor. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Omnium Gatherum". Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  5. ^ "Greif's Cast Ready to Perform A Very Common Procedure Off-Broadway". Archived from the original on 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  6. ^ "Aftermath Original Off-Broadway Cast - 2009 Off-Broadway - BroadwayWorld". Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  7. ^ "Amir Arison, Keith Nobbs, Michele Pawk, Jenny Powers, et al. Set for Epic Theatre's Sunshine Series - Theater News - May 20, 2009". Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (24 March 2010). "'Ghost Writer' co-star joins AMC pilot". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  9. ^ Lewis, Emile K (17 October 2011). "TV Review: Homeland 1.3, "Clean Skin"". Obsessed with Film. Archived from the original on 2013-10-17. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  10. ^ "American Horror Story: Another Guest Star Joins the Cast; A New Clip from Episode 6 - Piggy, Piggy". 8 November 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  11. ^ "Bryan Singer's H+ The Digital Series Premiering August 8". 5 July 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  12. ^ "CW's '90210′ And ABC's 'Zero Hour', 'Last Resort', 'Mistresses' Add Recurring Players". 12 November 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  13. ^ ANDREEVA, NELLIE (8 October 2013). "T.I. Joins 'House Of Lies', 'The Blacklist', 'Reckless' & 'Teen Wolf' Add Recurring". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  14. ^ "The Visitor". 11 December 2008. Retrieved 15 October 2013.

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